ASUS FonePad 8 Gets Android Lollipop Update


Priced at Php11,995, the ASUS FonePad 8 is still one of the 8.0-inch Android tablets to beat when it comes to value-for-money. We wrote about this device in detail during our full review and we found that it’s premium design, smooth user experience, great battery life, and SMS/call features made it an over-all fantastic package.

If you own one of these the good news is that the Android 5.0 Lollipop is already available via over-the-air update. Just go to Settings > About Tablet > Software updates. It should be around 600MB in size so best if you’re connected to WiFi before you tap on download.

We currently updated ours and we’re doing another run with it so we can share with you guys what we think of the FonePad 8 Lollipop experience. If you already have it please do let us know what you think in the comments section below. πŸ™‚

By the way, here are the full specs again just in case you guys need a refresher.

ASUS Fonepad 8 FE380CG

  • 1.33GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3530 quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8-inch WXGA IPS display, 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Miracast support
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with ZenUI (OTA update for Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 15.2Wh li-polymer battery
  • Php 11,995

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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  1. have updated already and it only made the device sluggish. Not to mention, it’s been hanging a lot now. Would have rolled back the update if it wasn’t too much of a hassle though. Maybe, next time, when I’m free. Still hoping some newer software updates (or patches) would come out to fix the issues.

  2. I’m still waiting for my brand new unit that ASUS will replace due to a faulty loudspeaker and camera. Man it’s going to be a long wait.


    I know it ‘s a little off topic but can I ask if you have a review of the Coloud Bang Portable Speakers?

    Thanks and more power! πŸ™‚

  3. I also bought one and after around a month of light tinkering with it, the screen died. Sent it to their service center and after more than a month I got it back, this time the Play Store doesn’t work and all my files are gone. Asus support also doesn’t help at all. I regretted buying it.

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